name Furno comes from when the family resided in the district named Furness on the South coast of Cumberland
. Eraly records show the name in Lancashire
too. The place name is thought to have Old Norse origins which was usually assigned as a name for a peninsula.
Early Origins of the Furno family
The surname Furno was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Furno family
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Furno Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Furno has been recorded under many different variations, including Furness, Furniss, Furnesse, Furnes, Furnesed, Furnace, Furnice, Furnas and many more.
Early Notables of the Furno family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Furno family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Furno Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- George Furno, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Success" in 1848 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SUCCESS 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Success.htm
Contemporary Notables of the name Furno (post 1700)
- Carlo Furno (1921-2015), Italian cardinal of the Catholic Church